Updates: Economic Inequality

On August 4-5, 2016, scholars will gather at a Tobin Project conference at the Méridien Hotel in Cambridge, MA, to present innovative early-stage research exploring the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making.

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The Tobin Project Update for 2015 is now available.

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The Tobin Project seeks an exceptional individual to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team as a Research Analyst focusing on our Inequality and Decision Making Initiative. The Research Analyst will work with leading behavioral social scientists and Tobin Project leadership to conceptualize, generate, and strengthen new research on the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for two programs: the Graduate Student Forum and Fellowship and the new Prospectus Development Workshop.

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The 2014 Tobin Project Update has been published – read it below, or see all of our Updates here. The Update covers the year’s developments in all of Tobin's research areas, featuring our Corporation and American Democracy initiative, new research on the physiological and psychological consequences of economic inequality, events with scholars and policymakers on Preventing Regulatory Capture and Sustainable Security, and more.

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The July-August issue of Harvard Magazine profiles the Tobin Project, featuring an in-depth look at both the “Inequality & Decision Making” and “Preventing Regulatory Capture” initiatives.

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The Tobin Project has selected the 2014-15 class for the Graduate Student Forums and Fellowships in National Security and Democracy and Markets. The GSF program provides graduate students doing policy-relevant research related to Tobin’s programs with funding and a group of like-minded students with whom to discuss and improve their work. Our pool of applicants this year was larger and stronger than ever, and we are excited to start working with the students this fall.

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The Fall 2013 Tobin Project Update covers this year’s developments in all of Tobin's research areas, including new experimental work on economic inequality, two historical inquiries on what makes for a healthy American democracy, and the release of the Tobin Project’s latest edited volume, “Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It.” The update is available below.

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The Tobin Project seeks applications from doctoral students and law students undertaking work related to its initiatives in Democracy & Markets.

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2014.

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In this Harvard Business School working paper, David Moss, Anant Thaker, and Howard Rudnick review the literature and find no academic consensus on the consequences of inequality. They suggest that research focusing on the mechanisms through which inequality may impact individual decision making could help to further understanding on this important question.

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